Europe's shakiest economies managed to ride out a sovereign debt crisis this spring with a lot of help from their more stable neighbors and the major central banks. But new data suggests we may soon see a replay of the debt default crisis.
Facebook went after teachers' networking site Teachbook, claiming that anything "--book" and social networking infringes its mark. Now, Facebook is trying to patent its name's first syllable: Face.
Investors and policymakers alike are seeking to avoid a painful Japan-like deflationary spiral. Rather than artificially propping up demand, the U.S. should look to Germany, which is banking more on manufacturing to tap into surging global demand.
Strong signs have emerged that the European economy has escaped from the Greek debt crisis and subsequent contagion. But some analysts have compelling arguments for warning that the region's apparent bounce-back could prove to be short-lived.
With the U.S. consumer economy in the doldrums, the impact is being felt globally. From China to Germany and Canada to Japan, America's major trading partners are struggling to adapt to a sudden decline in U.S. imports.
Although Wall Street anxiously awaited the results of bank stress tests in Europe, the real news is elsewhere: the improving economic conditions across Europe. Can the U.S. learn a lesson from Germany and France?
German prosecutors raided all 13 Credit Suisse branches in the country on Wednesday as part of a probe into tax fraud. Earlier this year, German authorities acquired information on some 1,500 Credit Suisse customers who may have been using the Swiss accounts to avoid paying taxes.
All eyes are on U.S. corporate earnings, but don't overlook what's going on across the Atlantic: The sovereign debt crisis is easing amid signs that an economic rebound may be taking shape. [With video]
Germany's economy may be struggling right now, but one of the country's premier automakers sees brighter days ahead. BMW said Tuesday it expects pretax profits this year to "rise more sharply than previously forecast," driven by better-than-expected vehicle sales.
This year is turning out to be a good one for solar energy equipment makers and project developers. Solar panel makers saw a 92% jump in shipments in the second quarter from a year ago, and market research firms have issued bullish outlooks for the industry.
In its latest move to safeguard computer users' rights and burnish its reputation as a global privacy cop, Germany is seeking to dig deeper into Apple's collection of its customers' location-based data.
For Germany, Britain and the U.S., three of the world's major economies, their lawmakers' rush to cut budget deficits is the worst thing to do now. By taking demand out of their economies at this crucial time, they could spark another recession.
It's hard to top American politicians when it comes to strong-arming other countries about economic policy. The G-20 summit, which featured a showdown between the opposing American and German camps, offers the latest vivid example.
Ahead of the G-20 summit in Toronto this weekend, billionaire investor George Soros warns that Germany's policy of fiscal austerity could put Europe in danger. Could the budget cuts ultimately destroy the euro and fracture the European Union?
Google's legal woes over privacy issues in Europe have expanded to Australia after residents in that country recently complained about photographs being taken for Google Maps, according to Reuters. The matter was turned over to the Australian Federal Police on Friday.
Just a few months ago, the currency everyone loved to hate was the dollar. Now, the euro is feeling the heat. But investors who look carefully will see that the woes surrounding the euro are seriously overblown.
Eurozone leaders plan to create a financial facility to defend the euro and lower the interest rates its weaker economies pay for sovereign debt. As turmoil grips world markets, the politicians pledge to set up the firewall against contagion before Asian markets reopen on Monday.
Amid a market growing increasingly paranoid about Europe's debt crisis, errors were cited as the reason for Thursday afternoon's stock market plunge. But there is likely more to the story.
The aid package to bail out Greece hardly ends its problems. The country's debt is over 100% of GDP, and the national deficit was 13.6% of GDP last year. The major concern is that Greece's citizens won't accept what's expected to be $40 billion in budget cuts over three years.